A leading Open SaaS ecommerce platform, BigCommerce and Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) have announced a new integration partnership that can help BNZ customers digitally transform their businesses to expand customer reach, drive more sales and increase revenue.

“The shift to online shopping is continuing at pace. We are excited to be teaming up with BigCommerce to give our business customers the ability to build their online presence to reach more customers, drive sales and reduce costs,” BNZ executive of customer products and services, Karna Luke said.

Local businesses looking to take advantage of BNZ’s digital services can sign up for a 15-day free trial to access BigCommerce’s all-in-one modern ecommerce platform. Upon completion of the 15-day free trial, BNZ customers can choose a BigCommerce platform subscription plan, integrate with the secure payment gateway Cybersource, and begin selling and accepting NZD transactions.

Key benefits include the ability to create and deliver a differentiated commerce experience; access to real time risk/fraud tool, Decision Manager, 3DS verification and fraud monitoring services; fully customisable themes to create mobile-responsive sites that integrate with WordPress; over 70+ native discount and promotions offerings; create, unify and manage multiple unique storefronts within the BigCommerce dashboard with Multi-Storefront (MSF); a range of special BNZ and BigCommerce pricing and MSF options inclusive of gateway costs and fraud monitoring; 24/7 customer support and much more.

“BigCommerce believes a modern ecommerce platform should fit a business, and not the other way around. Together with BNZ, we are giving local businesses the power to broaden their customer reach by giving them the openness, flexibility and freedom of choice to optimise their ecommerce approach,” BigCommerce vice president and general manager of APAC, Shannon Ingrey said.

“Fast-growing and established local businesses must take a forward-thinking approach to meet the needs and expectations of today’s online shoppers, and this partnership is focused on giving these brands a digital playing field that will create even more opportunity for growth.”